La Mansion Inn Arenal hotel is located on the North side of the Arenal Lake,
on the road # 142 between La Fortuna (20 miles, 35km) and Nuevo Arenal (7 miles, 10 km)
It takes approx 3 hrs from the San Jose Airport (SJO) to the Inn, via San Ramon and La Fortuna.
From the airport, you head to the West, National 1
After +- 50 min you will reach SAN RAMON
Turn to the right, and drive straight through the town.
At the end, turn left, and at the traffic lights 100 further to the right.
You are now on the road to LA FORTUNA.
This is a mountain road, so keep your right in the curves.
Ticos tend to drive in the middle!
There is often fog on the road, as this is the place where the clouds of the Pacific and the Atlantic fight with each other.
You will reach LA FORTUNA after +- 90 minutes.
There you continue to the West, road # 142, direction NUEVO ARENAL/ TILARAN
The road leaves the Arenal Volcano at your left, and after 20 minutes you reach the dam of the lake.
A scenic jungle road will bring you after 25 min to LA MANSION INN ARENAL.
There is a big sign at the left side of the road.
Generally speaking, the roads are good to very good.
Driving instructions FROM LIBERIA AIRPORT to LA MANSION INN ARENAL
GPS: you can put in LA FORTUNA.
The Google Earth coordinates are: 10″29′.23.96N and 84″ 50′ 10.17 W (10.48988,-84.835998)
From the rental car, drive to the East, direction LIBERIA town
After 12 minutes you will reach trafic lights with PanAmericanHighway # 1.
(At your right you will find a commercial center with a super market)
Turn to the right at the trafic lights, direction CANAS. (south)
You will reach that town after +- 50 minutes.
They are constructing 4 lanes on that road.
Entering CANAS, turn LEFT, direction TILARAN, road # 142.
You will see big red-white towers on that road:
there is generated the electricity with the water, coming from the Arenal lake.
TILARAN: At the TOTAL gas station: turn immediatly to the LEFT, towards the lake
and NUEVO ARENAL.
You will drive now around the lake, and reach NUEVO ARENAL after 50 minutes.
Contunue the road # 142 direction LA FORTUNA.
LA MANSION INN is about 15 minutes from NUEVO ARENAL.
There is a big sign on that road.
Total drive time: 2h15 minutes – 2h30
The Google Earth coordinates are: 10″29′.23.96N and 84″ 50′ 10.17 W (10.48988,-84.835998) (Several GPS units of CR indicate ‘MARINA CLUB HOTEL’, which was our previous name)